Monday, July 13, 2020

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Get Those Cleaning Supplies Out & Roll Up Your Sleeves – How to Clean Your Digital Home!

It's Springtime! Leaves are appearing on the trees, the sun is starting to gain dominance over the rain, and my eyes are teary, not only from the pollen in the air, but also from the fact that I need...

Just Cover It Up! Pritect – A Privacy Guard for the Xbox 360 & Windows Kinect

Sometimes low-tech is the best way to go. I hadn't really thought much about the Kinect for Xbox and Window in terms of privacy, until the folks at Catalyst Components reached out to me about their new product called...

I’m an Ultrabook Fan – the Speed, Weight, Performance & Design Convinced Me (An #UltrabookDads Video Production)

Remember when netbooks were the "next big thing"? A few years ago, everyone wanted one of these small, compact and seemingly essential computers. But after a few years, the fog lifted from people's eyes as they realized that the...

The “Power” Behind the New 2013 Ford Escape

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting with the Ford folks at a San Francisco 49er game. There I got to see a preview of the new 2013 Ford Escape, which is billed as a "smart...

How to Write & Blog Efficiently with Free Tools like Evernote, DropBox, Picasa & Live Writer

A while ago, I wrote a blog post about how I do blogging. That was over a year ago. Times have changed, tools have evolved and processes have gotten better, at least for me. I still believe that how...

Intel(‘s) Take(s) On Tablets & Other Mobility Devices

Part of being an Intel Advisor is getting insights and information directly from inside Intel. This month's conference call with Intel and other Intel Advisors was no different and we learned about a hot topic in the Tech industry...

10 Days in a Lincoln MKX – A Crossover SUV with an Almost Perfect Blend of Technology and Luxury

It seems that I have started sort of an annual tradition every Spring Break. For the past two years, Ford Motors has graciously lent me a car to enjoy with my family during our vacation. Each year thus far,...

Is Your Life Fragmented? Mine Is! But My Hard Drive ISN’T with the new Diskeeper 2011

Just yesterday I was thinking how nice it would be to be able to split myself into multiple fragments, each part commissioned to do something else. One would go to work, one would help get my kids to school,...

From the Tablet Clutter and Chaos Comes “The 10 Tablet Commandments”

Apple has tablet competition...and lots of it. The iPad has been reigning supreme for over a year and only now are some possible contenders starting to pop up. The next iPad model is due in April, or so the...

How To Automatically Set Up your Mac’s Work Environment Based on WiFi Location Detection – AirPort Location

There is a lot of great free software out there that provides tremendous value. Smart programmers always want to showcase their talents and I love the fact that there is a never ending stream of interesting applications coming from...

Ford Truly Deserves to be at CES: Ford Sync AppLink & 2012 Ford Focus EV Pave the Way!

For many, many years, I never thought much of Ford . I had been unimpressed with their cars (with a few exceptions like the Mustang) and especially with their styling and technology. In the 80's and 90's, to me,...

Not Just Next Gen Gaming, but Future Computer Interaction? Xbox 360 with the Kinect

My family and I have had the Xbox 360 and Xbox Kinect for about a month now, and I must say that I'm personally impressed by the level of technology that has gone into the Xbox Kinect. I'm not...
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